Saturday, November 27, 2010

Breastfeeding: It's not even a word

Posted by Tatiana

Reading articles and making annotations just now, I experienced the transition from semi-awareness to active annoyance at the fact that every time I type the word "breastfeed," be it in my PDF annotating software, my email, word processor or yes, right here in Blogger it is flagged red by the spellcheckers. Where I can, I add it to the dictionary, but that's not always possible and frankly I don't see why it needs to be done in the first place. The spellcheckers are fine with breasts and feeding, but put the two together and it's like consciousness of modern civilization rearing its head in proclamation, "Breasts are for sex, not for feeding!" I don't make a habit of freaking out at the failures of spellcheckers, but I just reached my saturation point with this one. What gives?


  1. I have noticed the same thing. I end up adding it to the dictionary of whatever software I'm using.

  2. ACK! This has always bothered me, too!!